||Text of BMP
||Communication site restrictions
||"Communications sites and antenna structures will not be built in or adjacent to: areas within 3 miles of active sage grouse or 1 mile of ...
||Drilling activities should occur in a staged manner
||"For areas where surface disturbance is permissible, drilling activities should occur in a staged manner, allowing landscapes impacted by wellfields ...
||Employ 'shot-hole' methods [exploration], not vibroseis
||"'Shot-hole' methods employ drilling shallow holes and setting off explosive charges to set up the vibration signals. When properly conducted, this ...
||Include comprehensive strategy for limiting impacts to aquatic systems in new RMP
||"The new RMP should include a comprehensive strategy forlimiting impacts to aquatic systems, including numeric standards on levels of hydrographic ...
||Lay geophone cables by hand; airlift heliportable drills to site
||"For environmentally sensitive areas, geophone cables can be laid by hand, and heliportable drills can be airlifted to shot-hole sites. This ...
||Monitor fish species of concern, aquatic invertebrates and plants
||"The BLM must take a hard look at maintaining aquatic ecosystems from top to bottom. This should include monitoring of and concern for not only fish ...
||No shot-hole seismic testing near aquatic habitats
||"[Shot-hole seismic testing shall not be placed too close to aquatic habitats] Explosions from shot-hole seismic testing may injure or kill fish when ...
||No surface occupancy near lek.
||"Areas within 3 miles of a sage grouse lek should be put under year-round No Surface Occupancy stipulations."
||Powerline corridor restrictions
||"Powerline corridors should be sited more than 2 miles away from sage grouse leks to prevent major impacts to these sensitive prey species."
||"For the benefit of sage grouse, Connelly et al. (2000) recommended reseeding with native species, and adding sagebrush to the seed mixture. . . . ...
||Right of way corridor restrictions
||"The following areas shall be classified as "exclusion areas" for the purposes of siting "right of way" corridors: areas within 3 miles of active ...
||Surface occupancy restrictions near lek
||"...areas within 3 miles of a sage grouse lek should be putunder year-round "No Surface Occupancy" stipulations."
||Use directional drilling over conventional methods
||"In areas where surface disturbance from drilling is appropriate (i.e., outside areas recommended for NSO stipulations or withdrawal from leasing), ...
||Use pitless drilling and other technology to reduce impacts
||"Pitless drilling permits smaller well pads and eliminating toxic reserve pits filled with toxic chemicals. In cases where this and other ...